Iron Kingdom – The Blood of Creation (2022) – Review

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Whoa, these guys will be up against some stiff competition. 2022 has been a pretty good year for Heavy Metal over at the RMR office tower. And as always, some of the material was excellent and some parts less so. That said, however, some of this year’s output wasn’t quite pvre heaviness anymore. In other words, contaminations from other genres crept in. Albeit sometimes to great effect, so it’s not all bad. But still, we seem to have trouble these days keeping to the spirit of the ’70s and ’80s, a time when the NWoBHM1) was in full … [...] Click to raid more!

Saxon – Carpe Diem (2022) – Review

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The avid fan of our ‘zine will surely be aware of our weakness (or fondness) for Heavy Metal and the eons-old movement of NWoBHM. But somehow, RMR never covered the folks over at Saxon.

Yep, these guys cruising alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest for many decades. Yet for some reason, they never got as much glitter as the other folks. Instead, they churned out record after record for over 40 years or so. An impressive and steady music career that wasn’t devoid of its own challenges.

So, here they are ready to unleash steel and … [...] Click to raid more!